The Sound Of Silence, by Simon And Garfunkel - guitarplayerbox - Easy guitar songs for guitar beginners and newcomers

The Sound Of Silence

Simon And Garfunkel
Chords used in this song: A#, C, Dm, F
A#Chord: A#
CChord: C
DmChord: Dm
FChord: F

Capo I

[Intro]
Dm


[Verse]
Dm                     C
Hello darkness, my old friend,
                            Dm
I've come to talk with you again
                     A#       F
Because a vision softly creeping,
                        A#        F
left it's seeds while I was sleeping
        A#                              F
And the vision, that was planted in my brain,
        Dm
still remains,
           C        Dm
within the sound of silence.


[Verse]
Dm                           C
In restless dreams I walked alone,
                         Dm
narrow streets of cobblestone
                   A#        F
'Neath the halo of a street lamp,
                          A#        F
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
        A#                                        F
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light,
               Dm
that split the night,
                C        Dm
and touched the sound of silence.


[Verse]
Dm                       C
And in the naked light I saw,
                           Dm
ten thousand people, maybe more.
                   A#       F
People talking without speaking
                   A#        F
People hearing without listening
               A#                       F
People writing songs that voices never share,
           Dm
and no one dare,
            C        Dm
disturb the sound of silence.


[Verse]
Dm                      C
Fools said I you do not know,
                      Dm
silence like a cancer grows.
                     A#           F
Hear my words that I might teach you,
                    A#           F
take my arms that I might reach you.
       A#                           F     Dm
But my words like silent raindrops fell,

and echoed
       C        Dm
in the wells of silence


[Verse]
Dm                       C
And the people bowed and prayed,
                     Dm
to the neon God they made.
                         A#       F
And the sign flashed out it's warning,
                     A#      F
in the words that it was forming.
                       A#
And the sign said, the words of the prophets,
                          F
are written on the subway walls;
             Dm
and tenement halls.
                     C     \   Dm
And whispered in the sounds of silence.
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